Lucknow: The Supreme Court handed over the Babri Masjid demolition case to CBI on Wednesday, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said it was a conspiracy of primie minister Narendra Modi of removing the BJP veteran leader L K Advai from the presidential race. He also said that the CBI is in the hands of PM Modi.
"The CBI is in hands of the Prime Minister, and the CBI today said in court that the case of conspiracy should take place against Advani in the Babri case. Advani was tipped to become President this time.
"The PM has clipped Advani's chances of becoming the President. Anyone can understand that it is a political conspiracy of the Modi government to eliminate Advani from the race," Lalu said in Patna.
The court transferred the Rae Bareli case, lingushing in a magistrate court, to CBI court in Lucknow for a joint trail.
It ordered the Lucknow CBI judge to hold day to day trail and pronounce the judgment in two years.
While, the Presidential election's are due by July this year, the BJP has not announced any candidate yet, there ware rumors of Advani, 89, as one of the front-runner of the seat. The RJD chief said the conspiracy charges against Advani has been hatched despite him supporting Narendra Modi in the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat Riots.
"Advani supported during the Gujarat riots. (The then Prime Minister Atal Bihari) Vaipayee asked Modi to follow Raj Dharam, but Advani saved Modi," the Bihar leader said.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court exercised its extraordinary constitutional powers under Article 142 to order a joint trail of the dual Babri Masjid demolition cases and revive criminal conspiracy charges against BJP and Sangh Parivar leaders including LK Advani,Murli Manohar Joshi, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, Union Minister Uma Bharti in connection with the demolition of the 16th century mosque on December 6, 1992.
Advani and Joshi, along with Uma Bharti and and Vinay Katiyar (BJP), Sadhvi Rithambra, Acharya Giriraj Kishore, Ashok Singhal and Vishnu Hari Dalmia (VHP) were facing trail for making provocative speeches from the podium at Ramkatha Kunj prior to the razing of the 16th century mosque in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 by Hindu right-wing activist.